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Police and Safety

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Important Phone Numbers
Campus Police/Emergency: 724-836-9865
Off-campus Police/Fire/Ambulance: 911

Quick Resources

Pitt Police Badge Emergency Notification Service (ENS) >>

The University's Emergency Notification Service (ENS) provides University students and employees with critical information in the event of an emergency—using voice, text, and email channels.

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Rave Guardian App

An optional companion safety feature of the upgraded Emergency Notification Service, the Rave Guardian app allows you to submit anonymous tips, call the Police and Safety Office directly from the app, and more.

Pitt Police Badge Safety Information >>

The Annual Safety and Fire Safety Report outlines safety and security on the Pitt-Greensburg campus.

Pitt Police Badge Silent Witness Program >>

The Silent Witness Program gives those who witness a crime the option to remain anonymous when reporting that crime.

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Pitt Police Badge Parking on Campus >>

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Pitt Police Badge Automated External Defibrillators (AED) >>

Access a map of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) on campus.

Pitt Police Badge Personal Safety >>

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Crime Alerts

A record of crimes reported to the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg Police Department during the last 60 days may be viewed by visiting the Police and Safety Center – Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and requesting to view the Crime Log.

No crime alerts have been issued within the last 30 days.

About the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg Police Department 

The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg Police provide protection services to students, faculty, staff, visitors, and guests of the University. Duties of the Campus Police include protection of the campus community, enforcement of federal, state, and local laws, and enforcement of parking rules and regulations.

The police department is committed to keeping students, faculty, staff, and the entire Pitt-Greensburg community safe. Conveniently located in the Police and Safety Center, which is connected to Smith Hall, the department is staffed full-time, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

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Police Department Facts

  • Consists of a police chief, police sergeant, and eight full-time officers.
  • All officers are certified through Pennsylvania Police Officer Educations and Training Commission (Act 120) as municipal police officers
  • Officers are armed and on duty 24 hours per day
  • Officers are trained in first aid, automated external defibrillator (AED), and CPR
  • Officers attend in-service police training programs to stay aware of changing laws and familiarize themselves with procedures and policies relating to safety
  • The police department employs a full time dispatcher certified through the Association of Public Safety Communicator Officials (APCO)
  • Officers assist and participate in a variety of crime prevention programs

Crime

The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg is responsible for complying with the Federal Jeanne Clery Act, which mandates the collection and dissemination of crime information and the adherence to specific safety policies. In addition, the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg complies with Chapter 3 of the Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting Act; all crimes occurring on campus are reported monthly to the Pennsylvania State Police.

The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg Police Department maintains a close working relationship with area law enforcement agencies, specifically the Pennsylvania State Police, which is located a short distance away, and provides police assistance if needed. Criminal prosecution of incidents that occur on campus are referred to the local District Justice or to the Westmoreland County District Attorney's Office.

The Police Department also investigates violations of the Pitt-Greensburg Student Code of Conduct and generally refers these incidents to the Judicial Board.

Crime alert notices are distributed and posted throughout the campus in compliance with University of Pittsburgh policy and with the Jeanne Clery Act.

Campus Security Authority

The Clery Act requires the University of Pittsburgh to collect crime reports from a variety of individuals and organizations that Clery considers to be Campus Security Authorities. These include security and law enforcement officers; deans; coaches; residence hall staff; overseers and advisors to student clubs and organizations; and other campus officials who have "significant responsibility for student and campus activities," such as, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.

Emergency Call Boxes for your Safety

Emergency call boxes are located throughout the campus and ring directly into the Pitt-Greensburg Police Department. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to use these telephones in the event of an emergency.

Fire Inspection and Drills

Fire safety inspections and drills are conducted once a semester in all residence halls. The Pitt-Greensburg Police Department works with the Hempfield Township Fire Department on all fire-related incidents.